One of the big suprises for Arsenal fans at the end of the summer transfer window was the failure of Arsene Wenger to bring in another defender to strengthen the squad after the departure of club captain Thomas Vermaelen. Yes we had Calum Chambers, but Wenger had already admitted that this area of the Arsenal squad was light.
But the window closed without a defensive addition, leaving just the loan market and it is very unlikely that we would find anyone there. But maybe the boss knew what he was doing all along, because the Daily Star is reporting that we are set to bring in the captain of Colombia and international team mate of our new keeper David Ospina.
The good news for us is that Mario Yepes is available on a free transfer after completing his last contract with Italian club. Also, he has plenty of experience at the top level, but therein lies the problem, because Yepes is now 38-years old.
He did play 24 league games last season and led Colombia to their best ever World Cup finals and would not be called on too often for the Gunners, but his age is certainly an issue and he has never played in the Premier League. So what do you think of this rumour Gooners?